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PhD Studentship: Place Name Disambiguation using Semantic Web Technologies (843517FP)


Project Title: Place Name Disambiguation using Semantic Web Technologies



Web Science and Geography



Supervisors: Professor Wendy Hall, Professor David Martin



Names, whether applied to people, places, organisations or other things are an important form of identity but one that is far from perfect: an entity can have multiple names, and the same name can refer to multiple entities. These issues do not simply exist with classes of entity but also across them: “Warwick” can refer to a person...

Publish Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 00:00

PhD Studentship: Web Science Innovation (843417FP)


Project title: Fully funded PhD opportunities available in Web Science Innovation           


Project description



 The Web Science Institute’s Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton focuses on the interaction between technology and society, investigating how the Web is changing the world and finding ways to innovate and change the Web. Web Science explores the impact of the Web on all aspects of human society, from the individual right through to national and...

Publish Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 00:00

Enterprise Software Development (842817FP)



The Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering has a growing Enterprise activity with a significant number of clients throughout the world. It undertakes new software development projects and provides ongoing support for existing deployments via a team of Enterprise software developers. The Faculty wishes to grow this activity and have a role for a Software Developer to be responsible for developing a new stream of software projects supporting initiatives already underway with the Faculty including DevECS, FutureWorlds and Impactech. The role will involve engaging...

Publish Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 00:00

Research Fellow (842617FP)


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on collaborative European projects on crowdsourcing.



About the role



Candidates should have demonstrable experience (via publications in A and A* conferences and journals, participation in research projects, organisation of workshops, and similar) in Web and data science, with a particular focus on crowdsourcing. The position is for one year.



The role will involve research in social computing: online communities, crowdsourcing, human computation, social machines...

Publish Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 00:00

Research Fellow (839217FP)


Learning outcome development and analytics for Synote e-learning system



Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work on a research project to develop a new model based on Synote e-learning system to evaluate learning outcomes from different group of learners. Synote transforms learning for all students, including those with disabilities. Synote makes multimedia resources such as video and audio easier to access, search, manage, and exploit. Learners, teachers and other users can create notes, bookmarks, tags, links, images and text captions synchronised to...

Publish Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 00:00

PhD Studentship: Analytics for risk and disaster response in maritime environments (827517FP)


The Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute (SMMI), Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering and Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences/ Geography and Environment Academic Unit is offering a scholarship for a PhD in the area of Analytics for risk and disaster response in maritime environments. This award is through the prestigious Southampton Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships: ”Understanding Maritime Futures: Opportunities, Challenges and Threats”.



 Understanding maritime...

Publish Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00

iPhD studentship: in the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (827217FP)


Fully funded PhD opportunities available in the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training



 The Web is a foundational technology that supports a mobile infrastructure of social networks and big data services, powering the emerging digital economy. Web Science explores the impact of the Web on all aspects of human society, from the individual right through to national and global scales, on the one hand investigating the technical capabilities of its distributed information infrastructure and on the other scrutinising the public policy and social practices...

Publish Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00